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Orlando attorney suspended over allegations from bankruptcy cases

Orlando attorney Amy Lynn Perez has been suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay restitution to a client following a Nov. 30 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from two separate bankruptcy matters.

Punta Gorda attorney suspended after not responding to state bar inquiry

Punta Gorda attorney Michael F. Savage has been suspended until further order following a Nov. 1 Florida Supreme Court order after he was found in contempt for not responding to an official Florida Bar inquiry.

Orlando attorney disbarred for alleged client abandonment

Orlando attorney Christopher M. Stephenson has been disbarred following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included abandoning the cases of two clients, according to a Florida Bar announcement.

Miami attorney voluntarily, permanently disbarred following alleged insurance fraud

Miami attorney Anett Lopez has been voluntarily and permanently disbarred following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court order after she was arrested last year on insurance fraud charges, according to a recent Florida Bar announcement.

The Florida Bar moves to dismiss counsel in TIKD Services suit

The Florida Bar is moving to disqualify one of its former presidents as counsel from a case that is being brought against the statewide lawyer’s association.

Tampa attorney suspended over alleged improper business partnership

&&& Tampa attorney Patricia Anne Horal has been suspended for 90 days following a Nov. 9 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she had an improper business partnership in 2014 with a man who wasn't a lawyer but who later was prosecuted for practicing law without a license.

Deland lawyer suspended after allegedly allowing non-attorneys to practice law

Deland attorney Andy Treusch has been suspended for three years following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included allowing non-attorneys to practice law and representing a client when there was a clear conflict of interest.

Political battle predicted after Florida Supreme Court denies petition in judicial appointment case

Plaintiffs seeking to pre-empt Gov. Rick Scott's likely appointment of three justices on his final day in office remain mum after the Florida Supreme Court refused to hear the case.

Tampa attorney suspended after allegedly assisting non-attorney practice law

Tampa attorney George John Francis Werner has been suspended for one year following a Nov. 16 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he neglected a client matter and assisted another person to practice law without a license.

Vero Beach attorney publicly reprimanded over property transfer issue

Vero Beach attorney Norman A. Green, practicing in Florida for 43 years, has been publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over a property transfer issue in a marital settlement agreement.

Anna Maria attorney suspended for allegedly foreclosing on clients' property to recover fees

Anna Maria attorney Charles Houston Webb has been suspended for 60 days and placed on year's probation following a Nov. 30 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included suing clients and foreclosing on their property to recover legal fees.

Coral Springs attorney disbarred following failure to comply with court orders

Coral Springs attorney Christopher Lee Buttermore has been disbarred following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order after being found in contempt for failing to comply with previous court orders.

Jacksonville attorney agrees to voluntary disbarment following retirement

Jacksonville attorney Reginald Estell Jr. has been voluntarily disbarred following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court following allegations he failed to respond to a Florida State Bar inquiry and a subpoena for trust records and neglected traffic cases.

Longtime Davie attorney disbarred over alleged client fund misappropriation

Davie attorney George Jay Blutstein, practicing in Florida for about 60 years, has been disbarred following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated client funds.

Miami attorney found in contempt, suspended fourth time since 2014

Miami attorney Kenneth Joseph Kukec has been suspended for one year following a Sept. 22 Florida Supreme Court order after he was found in contempt for failing to comply with requirements of previous suspensions that stem for cocaine charges in 2014.

Miami attorney found in contempt, disbarred following suspensions over felony plea

Miami attorney Christopher Steven Jones has been disbarred following an Oct.18 Florida Supreme Court order that found him in contempt for failing to comply with requirements if previous suspensions that stem from a felony plea in spring 2016.

Florida state senator sought to protect public's 'right to know'

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Sen. Rob Bradley said his lone vote opposing a newly passed bill that expanded exemptions allowing parties to meet in secret with an attorney to discuss imminent litigation if certain conditions were met---was an act of protecting public openness.

Tort reform group: Florida deserves top 'judicial hellhole' ranking but can improve

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Florida deserved the top spot in American Tort Reform Association (ATRA)'s latest list of "judicial hellholes" but there is hope for better days, the president of a leading tort reform advocacy group said during a recent interview.

JQC request stay of Robinson discipline hearing; look into ‘additional matters’

The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission has asked the Florida Supreme Court to put on hold an agreement with Broward County Judge Claudia Robinson over allegations she steered work to a mediator who worked as a volunteer on her 2014 campaign.

Former Florida Atlantic U. professor could appeal after losing wrongful termination suit

MIAMI – A former professor who says he was fired for comments he made on his personal blog has lost his wrongful termination suit but an appeal is possible.